Program mission statement
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program trains students in
the theoretical foundations and clinical skills necessary for advanced
positions in the counseling profession. Built on a philosophy of therapeutic
service, intellectual hunger, fundamental respect, and a focus on the person
of the therapist, the MAC Program strives to embody spirit, intellect, and
wisdom. At the same time the Program provides students with opportunities to
acquire and increase excellence in the areas of diagnosis, assessment, and
therapy, it strives to be personally and professionally transformative,
liberating, and enriching.
Program goals, objectives and outcomes
Students are expected to be able to:
- Gain competence in the areas of clinical theory and technique.
- Gain competence in the areas of assessment.
- Gain competence in the areas of diagnosis.
- Demonstrated ability to work with abstractions and applications
- Demonstrated ability or potential to move fluidly between theory
- Ethical application of clinical therapy
- Capacity for compassion and ability to be warm, enthusiastic and
- Acceptance of others, appropriate social skills and excellent
- A tendency toward and desire for personal growth and enrichment.
- Psychological self-awareness and emotional groundedness.
- Clarity of purpose and ability to be self-directed and
- Non-discriminatory and non-ethnocentric attitudes and behavior.
- Emotional maturity and readiness.
- Ability to resolve personal issues rather than projecting those
issues onto clients, students, or faculty.